Digital Databases & E-Sources

Access our digital databases

We are pleased to offer our members and users a wide variety of e-resources: ProQuest's ebrary Business Collection, EBSCO’s MasterFILE Premier (including NoveList and Explora), JSTOR, Mango Languages, WorldBook Online and Zinio.

You can access all our databases and e-sources at dedicated computer stations in the Library, or when you are hooked up to the Library Wi-Fi system on your own device. 

See the online resource descriptions below to learn more about content offered.

Active members of the Library can access these resources from the comfort of home.

1. Open the Database login screen

2. Enter your Patron/Alternate ID Number (displayed on your library card, below the barcode) and your PIN (the last 4 digits of your library barcode number).

3. Choose the database or e-resource you'd like to explore.

ProQuest eBrary Business Collection

ProQuest eBrary Business Collection contains over 20,000 electronic books in a variety of business-related subject areas, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business ethics
  • Capital markets
  • Economic policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate culture and finance
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Much more...

Only books from trusted publishers, such as Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, McGraw Hill, and Palgrave MacMillan are included in the collection. While this is primarily a scholarly research database, much of the material will be useful for casual readers, as well as students and researchers. Searching the database is user-friendly and intuitive, allowing users to find relevant, topical materials quickly and easily.


JSTOR's "Public Library Collection I" features more than 1,400 journal titles across a wide spectrum of disciplines, ranging from arts and humanities to biology and business. Extensive coverage of art and art history, architecture, business, history, language and literary criticism, music, philosophy, and religion is included, as well as rare American Art periodicals from the 19th and early 20th century digitized as a special project with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Coverage of economics, business administration, finance, public administration, business history, accounting, management, and marketing is also provided.


MasterFILE™ Premier

Content includes:

  • Nearly 1,700 full text periodicals
  • 592,000 photos, maps and flags
  • Over 81,900 primary source documents
  • More than 500 full text reference books

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains bibliographic records and full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, and a broad array of popular magazines and journals. Full-text archives (in pdf or html) go back as far as 1975.

Subjects covered: Arts & Entertainment, Business, Communication, Education, General Interest, Health & Medicine, History, Home & Living, Literature & Writing, Politics & Government, Religion & Philosophy, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Sports & Leisure, and Technology.


NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Three powerful search techniques allow readers to look for books by entering descriptive terms that appear in subject headings, reviews, and other fields in the title records. NoveList also features Advanced Natural Language searching and Boolean searching, providing full-text searching of reviews to Describe a Plot.

Besides locating books to read, users can learn more about books and authors through Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks. These features have been developed specifically with NoveList users in mind, offering support for librarians, teachers, and individual readers.

NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children's "chapter" books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Updated monthly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources and contains full-text reviews for adult, young adult, children's and easy fiction titles from several journals, including: Booklist, School Library Journal, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.


Explora offers users the following benefits:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • English Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online teaching tool that uses conversation-based lessons to teach over 60 languages, not to mention fun mini-courses like Pirate, Italian for Romance, Russian slang. Mango also offers English lessons in 17 languages, including French. With its easy-to-follow lessons that emphasize cultural sensitivity and audio clips featuring native speakers, Mango is a great way to learn a new language or to refresh yourself on grammar and vocabulary.

World Book Online

The World Book Online website offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. With a suite of digital products designed to meet the needs of every child, World Book Online offers everything from early learning to advanced research with a lot more in between.

  • World Book Kids which has fun, easy-to-read articles, illustrations, and activities for children.
  • Info Finder is tailored for elementary to middle school-age students with over 40,000 articles, rich multimedia resources and a Biography Center with more than 10,000 biographies
  • Reference Center is a robust multimedia reference tool that includes encyclopedia, eBook, and primary source databases suitable for highschool students and beyond.


Zinio is an online platform that offers full-cover, cover-to-cover, interactive digital magazines. Library members are now able to download and read complete editions of recent issues of fourteen selected magazines. The magazines in the American Library in Paris collection are: Architectural Digest, Cook's Illustrated, The Economist, Golf Digest, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Macworld, Men's Health, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. To learn how to get started on Zinio, check out Zinio How-to Guide.


OverDrive is an American-based digital distributor that offers access to a growing selection of electronic books from top authors and publishers. Library members are now able to check out titles, from home or abroad, on a range of subjects and begin reading immediately.

Last modified on Monday, 04 April 2016 11:37